Description: "Kamikatsu town has the smallest population out of all the 4 prefectures in the Shikoku region. This town became famous because of its zero-waste movement. Residents divide rubbish into 34 categories for recycling and then they bring that garbage to the collection point in town. This movement gets a lot of attention because of its innovativeness, however, it can make things difficult for households with elderly people. Kamikatsu is also famous for ""Awa bancha"" tea. Farmers need help with leaf picking season because of depopulation and aging. Shall we make this unique town in Tokushima a more beautiful place together?"
Type of Work: 1) Visit farmers at their houses and help them with picking the local tea leaves "Awa bancha". 2) Visit households of old people and support them with the zero-waste movement, such as repurposing garbage into resources, separating rubbish into 34 categories and bringing them to the rubbish station. 3) Interact with local children!
Study Theme: Leaning about the famous zero-waste movement and preserving village life in a depopulating area
Accommodation: Accommodation the organizer manages. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Language: English, Japanese is also welcomed!
Requirements: Motivation, cooperativeness, interest in the lifestyle of rural areas!
Approximate Location: Kamikatsu town is in Tokushima prefecture. It is famous for the local tea and its zero-waste movement.
Notes: other activities: Interactive party with locals, you might have a chance to go kayaking!
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